complete free web development courses and tools set for 2021 and beyond, All for beginners and senior developers

 complete free web development courses and tools set for 2021 and beyond, All for beginners and senior developers.

In recent years, the functionality of web technologies has been climaxing rapidly, in business, and personal use.

Becoming a web developer these days can not be simple than taking tutorials and practice, but when it comes to real life projects most people are certainly behind, especially in terms of creativity and competitiveness that leads to awesome ideas tied around great projects, every beginner should be able to learn, adapt and quickly make use of these advancements to be of a valued professional in the web development world. 

All You need to become a competent Front-end and back-end Developer has been well curated into this regularly reevaluated article that has been backlinked by blogs and development communities, do well to make great value from this article and share it with others. This post has a good amount of every type of resources covering everything you will need about web technologies as a beginner and even senior developer will still find it very useful.

Entry in to web development 

Most people fail or face hardship learning and working with web technologies, this is because, they weren't tutored to follow the essential principles and techniques that are necessary to learn and make proper use of the programming skills. 

It has all been covered here, the essential steps, skills and principles of learning web technologies and becoming super productive, highly skilled, professional and competent web developer, we bet, it's all you 'ved always wanted. 

First Entry route in learning web development and hybrid software technology. 

Learning web development and hybrid software technology does not require you to just jump in to the stack of countless articles and tutorials, it's not necessarily the first thing to do, we provide this record with personal data from some people. 

The first step is to know the beauty of it, what can be made with it, by following the latest trends in the community, recently basic web technologies like javascript, css, and html has been updated to make even and more professional or fashionable designs, features and advanced functionality that are beautiful enough to push you make you love the tech, 

Javascript - - desktop and android applications, advanced web animations, advanced 2d and 3d games development. 

HTML5 - - html canvas for game development and web animations supporting 2d 3d graphics functionality.

Css3 - - new css responsive units, transitions and animations on web sites and hybrid applications, 

Why is this necessary? Well it's first necessary to have a clear knowledge of what has been created using javascript or css, it's enables you to know how to start a design of your own and learn how to create it. 

Most people reportedly stated that they learned javascript along side css and and html and was able to start teaching on udemy, YouTube, Uiedbooker ( uiedbook author ) and other social networks under a just 3 months of learning the language, they pointed their achievements to knowing what they was actually go to create as a beginner and beyond, then he loved it and went after it. 

Knowing what you can make is a pretty good step to keep track of your ability or achievements as you eventually scale up becoming a successful web developer and software developer.

Second entry route in learning web development and hybrid software technology.

The second entry to be a competent and professional web developer is only pretty much easy to follow if you already know what interests you and having the readiness to start, even with no clue at all, nobody started with a clue either, but with determination.

It's time to set up our minds for the things ahead. 

Literally, a programmer's job is to instruct a machine who only understands 0s and 1s, but fear not, web technologies are abstracted in a higher level programming language which means you will be coding with short and precise words already programmed in to the engine of the programming language, in our case javascript has an engine called javascript engine which already understands these precise words and we call these precise words syntax, so we learn to use the javascript syntax to instruct the javascript engine inside your web browser to do something.

But in real life situations, things can get more weird more than you ever expect, but you will never feel the pain if you follow the right route to learning web development and hybrid software technologies.

Well that's why we are here to help you, and to show you the right route, you will appreciate it, after you are through, all you have to do is to avoid procrastination which is the first thing that push people down the web development stack, the reason being that, they always like using what others has created all the time or are just too lazy to follow the latest trends, and fail to utilize their inner productivity and problem solving skills.

Never let that be your case!

What are the major web technologies 

If by now you don't what are the most useful and popular web technologies are, then you probably have heard about them a ton of times, they essentially:

 HTML - the make-up of the web, it's most useful for content creation, other web technologies were originally created just to assist it, it has plentiful make-up elements called HTML tags, these are for developing various sections of a page that text, tables links and articles. It's named hyper text make up language. 

HTML support mechanism is the core of all browsers before other web technologies, this is seen in the features it exhibits like forms and it's valuable uses, input tags allow you to implement file view from the browser, also color view via input tag which is an inbuilt functionality and the best part is, almost every HTML tag is customizable using other web technologies. 

Example of how an HTML make up look like

HTML has plentiful tags that does different things most of which has an opening tag like < tag here > and Closing tag </ tag here >. The following is a good example. 

 <!--this is a comments in html
 head tags - - >
< !--head tags contains meta data - - >

< !--body tags - - >


<!-- body tag contains the contents - - >

 < !--all h1, h2 h3 and others are used to increase text size and give them a bold and nice look - - >

<h1>uiedbook web technologies tutorial</h1>

< break tag for inserting a break between content >


<h2> h2 tag </h2>
<h3> h3 tag </h3>
<p> paragraph tag</p>

 What to watch out for

As a developer, I have seen so many web developers who don't make proper use of HTML features, they either don't know that they are useful HTML tags that can replicate a functionality or they don't know how to implement them, and then they end up using other web technologies that usually harm the efficiency of their work, but sometimes it can handled effectively when using the right tools.

Simply make sure you learn HTML and learn it well before moving on to other important web technologies, it can free you from some headaches as you move on.

 what are libraries in programming! 

Least we forget, you know that majority of programming languages have libraries, a library is a written code document of a particular programming language that is written to provide or add features that may not be already available in the language, libraries are used to to enhance quick and quality development. 

 what are frameworks in programming! 

As an addition frameworks are almost available in all modern programming languages, frameworks are essential for developing deplorable software which has features or components provided by the framework necessary for the proper integration and functioning of the software to it's targeted platform of use, as you move on in learning web technologies, you will find and appreciate the power of frameworks on your workspace, we will provide you with the best ones as we go further below. 

CSS - is a styling technology used for beautifying web pages by defining the appearance, positioning, color, motion, of HTML tags and contents.

Yeah, CSS is the major tool used for transitioning, animating or causing HTML tags to move in any direction and this functionality can be handled by javascript the programming language of the web, in a very effective way, but not produced by it, although the HTML canvas tag can be used to create amazing animations but working on it unlike CSS, is entirely based on javascript, CSS animations are amazing if you use well enough for the right purpose. CSS means cascading style sheet. 

Example of how a CSS make up look like

  html {

padding : 0px;

margin : 0px;


 body {

margin : 0px;

padding : 0px;

background-color : aqua;

color : black;

font-family: courier;

font-size: 15px ;

text-align : center;

/* this is a comment in CSS */

Yeah this is the second time we've come across a comment, first in HTML and now in CSS, well comments are just what we write about what we are doing in code mostly in times when we found our selves in a confusing situation, so we make comments here and there to know what we are really up to, but they are not rendered or shown in our work.

In CSS we do not create tags but we style already created HTML


/*paste this into the head tag of your HTML make up*/

See that we have only styled only the body and HTML tags of our make up, so, the above properties we just applied to our HTML make will show up a beautiful make up, with aqua colour as a background and black coloured centered text.

 What to watch out for 

CSS is great for web design, when it comes to transitions and animations of web content or proper application of colors and effects even the best developers may do something something that will freak you out. It mostly depends on how robust or awesome you want your design to be, but the general rule is - don't over do it, don't add unnecessary animations or transitions, because great power comes great responsibility.

JavaScript - JavaScript is a programming technology used to make web pages interactive and communicable to one another, to databases, APIs and much more, well it seems that the above definition is somewhat old regarding the value of what JavaScript really is and can do, JavaScript is a powerful programming language that enables you to create awesome web pages, web applications, desktop applications ( using the electron framework ), create sounds apps, communicate with databases and apis, games 2D and 3D,animations and the lovely part is, there plenty of apis that can replicate most features of accessibility needed for development. 

It's the only programming language that can hardly be abandoned, it's use, is growing daily and it is among the top 5 popular programming languages in the world.

 A simple program in JavaScript 

// this is a one line commitment in JavaScript, this writing will not be executed by the JavaScript engine. 

//This is a function in JavaScript, it is a container that holds a block of code that is only executed when called

function print_message() {

//our block of code

   console.log("Hello world")


//We are calling the function here like this 


If the piece of code above doesn't seems scary to you, then there is nothing to worry about in learning JavaScript, it's absolutely more important to understand and use pure JavaScript programming other than using a JavaScript library, you should only transition to a library if it contains a feature that in yet well supported in JavaScript, but in most cases, there is nothing like that.

 what to watch out for 

On your scheme to learning JavaScript, never feel you know it all, and never assume there's only one way to solve a problem, those are mistakes that you will never be told by those wonderful youtubers who spend nearly weeks preparing for a single tutorial and then you think they perfect, learning JavaScript is the sweet scary thing every beginner will ever do, and achieve it's worth, and remember, giving up too early is procrastination, it is a disease in every endeavour. 

# setting up your development environment 

Most web development practices are done on a code editor and an IDE, 

For beginners you can write your code on visual studio code editor and test or debug your code on Firefox or chrome web browsers. 

The following settings are my favorite, make sure to make good use of them. 

# most useful Chrome extensions

DailyDev - Get the latest new about the Dev community in your chrome default tab.

WhatFont - Get to know which font is the website using.

ColorPick Eyedropper - Get to know which color is the website using by just dropping the pen.

Wappalyzer - Get to know the tech stack of any website

Web Developer - Amazing amount of tools this extensions has.

Visbug - Open source browser design tools Open source web design debug tools built with JavaScript: a FireBug for designers.

# VS Code Must have extensions

NPM - This extension helps you to manage your Package.json and will provide warnings if dependencies are not installed also will help with the version control.

Prettier - Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.

 Brackets - Find that missing tag with ease by color-coding every bracket set in your environment.

VS Code Great Icons - Organize your environment by applying an appropriate icon set to visually identify files by type.

Placeholder Images - Services like and are extremely useful. Now you can save time by adding placeholder images right from within VS Code

Vetur - The official VueJS extension

ESLint - The extension uses the ESLint library installed in the opened workspace folder.

Live Server - Launch a development local Server with live reload feature for static & dynamic pages.

Visual Studio IntelliCode - This extension will move the most relevant completion suggestions to the top.

Debugger For Chrome - This extension allows you to debug your JavaScript code running in the Chrome browser, from inside of VS Code.

Debugger for Firefox - Debug your web application or browser extension in Firefox. 

Bracket Pair Colorizer 2 - A customizable extension for colorizing matching brackets. 

# VS Code themes

One Dark Pro - Atom's iconic One Dark theme for Visual Studio Code. 

Mayukai Theme - Dark theme based on mixing swatch of Ayu Theme, Andromeda Theme, Monokai, Material Colors, Original Gruvbox Darktooth Colors, and Dracula Colors.

Material Theme - The most epic theme now for Visual Studio Code. 

Horizon Theme - A beautifully warm dual theme for Visual Studio Code. 

# Essential and useful resources to be effective in your web technologies learning journey

First of all you will need a check list for taking notes of what all you have learned.

How the Internet Works Video - How does the Internet Works?

How the Internet Works Brief Videos - A brief explanations on, how does the Internet works?

DNS - How DNS works?

HTTPS - How HTTPS works?

# For HTML and CSS - Documentation and Cheat sheets 

freeCodeCamp - Free course to learn Web Development.

MDN Web Docs - The MDN Web Docs site provides information about Open Web technologies including HTML, CSS, and APIs for both Web sites and progressive web apps.

DevDocs - Fast, offline, and free documentation browser for developers. Search 100+ docs in one web app.

DEVHINTS - A modest collection of cheatsheets.

# Free HTML resources to guide you. 

HTML Dog - Simple and to the point explanations.

Marksheet - Unlimited amount of tutorials. 

The ODIN Project - Amazing way of learning.

Interneting Is Hard - Friendly web development tutorials for complete beginners.

# Free CSS resources to guide you. 

FLEX - Malven - A visual cheatsheet for CSS flex layout.

GRID - Malven - A visual cheatsheet for CSS grid layout.

CSS TRICKS - Flexbox - A Complete Guide to Flexbox.

CSS TRICKS - A Complete Guide to Grid - A comprehensive guide to CSS grid, focusing on all the settings both for the grid parent container and the grid child elements.

Learn CSS Grid - A comprehensive guide to help you understand and learn CSS Grid Layout, by Jonathan Suh.

Can I Use - Up-to-date browser support tables for support of front-end web technologies on desktop and mobile web browsers.

# CSS Effects and Animations.

Css animations tutorials

 Keyframes - Create basic or complex CSS @keyframe animations with a visual timeline editor.

Animista - Play with a collection of ready to use CSS animations.

# Free Javascript resources to guide you. 

freeCodeCamp - Best free resource to learn JavaScript interactively. - Modern JavaScript Tutorial.

JavaScript Reference By MDN

Eloquent JavaScript - This is a book about JavaScript, programming.

Functional-Light JavaScript - This book explores the core principles of functional programming (FP) as they are applied to JavaScript.

Code School - From Basics to Best Practices. Different courses related to JavaScript.

Functional programming - Learn basic principles of functional programming in an interactive way by using map, filter, concatAll, reduce and zip.

Learn JavaScript Online - Interactive JavaScript course with spaced repetiton flashcards app.

Exercism JavaScript Track - Exercism provides individual practice and mentor-based learning for free.

JavaScript Design Patterns

#Some very useful and powerfull online code editors and IDE





# Awesome YouTube channel to guide you. 

Traversy Media - youtube channel - youtube channel

Codevolution - youtube channel

Fireship - youtube channel

The Net Ninja - youtube channel

Wes Bos - youtube channel

Uiedbook - youtube channel

# free IMAGE Resources for awesome web designs. 

Unsplash - Free images and photos.

Pexels - Free stock photos.

LottieFiles - LottieFiles is a collection of animations designed for - Lottie - gone are the days of bugging your developer.

removebg - Remove Image Background.

Pixabay - Free image or video.

# Accessibility in web design 

Accessibility Blog - Medium - Seven easy-to-implement - guidelines to design a more accessible web.

Accessibility Cheatsheet - Practical approaches to Universal Design for making your website/webapp accessible to everyone.

# Free Fonts to style your design . 

Google Fonts - The #1 resource for free and easy-to-use webfonts.

FontPair - Font Pair helps designers pair Google Fonts together. Beautiful Google Font combinations and pairs.

Fontjoy - Fontjoy helps designers choose the best font combinations. Mix and match different fonts for the perfect pairing.

Fonts Arena - Free fonts, free alternatives to premium fonts, done-for-you-research articles.

# Free illustrations to style your design. 

unDraw - Browse to find the illustrations that fit your needs and click to download.

freepik - Free graphic resources.

DrawKit - Hand-drawn vector illustration and icon resources, perfect for your next project.

# Free icons to style your design. 

Font Awesome - Vector icons and social logos.

Ionicons - Open-Sourced and MIT licensed icon pack.

icons8 - Download free icons in PNG and SVG.

flaticon - Free vector icons in SVG, PSD, PNG, EPS format or as ICON FONT.

Simple Icons - 1463 Free SVG icons for popular brands.

# Free quotes resources recommended for every web developer. 

Quotes REST API - They Said So has more than 1 million+ quotes in the database, the largest such database in the world. And Quotes API gives easy way to access the data.

OpenWeather - Simple and fast and free weather API from OpenWeatherMap you have access to current weather data, hourly, 5- and 16-day forecasts.

Public APIs - A collective list of more than 1000 Free Public and Open REST APIs for developers.

SWAPI - The Star Wars API.

JSONPlaceholder - Free to use fake Online REST API for testing and prototyping.

# Free nodejs resources recommended for every web developer. 

Node.js Tutorial - Node.js Crash Course Tutorial by Net Ninja.

You Don't Know Node.js

The Art of Node - Introductory tutorial covering the basics.

NodeSchool - Interactive self guided workshops you can also do on your own.

Node Patterns - Short books about code and networking patterns related to Node.js.

Learn Node - A premium training course to learn to build apps with Node.js, Express, MongoDB.

The Node Way - An entire philosophy of Node.js best practices and guiding principles exists for writing maintainable modules, scalable applications, and code that is actually pleasant to read.

Express.js Security Tips - How You Can Save and Secure Your App.

Awesome Nodejs - Delightful Node.js packages and resources.

nodebestpractices - Huge list of best practices for building node apps. Important for big projects.

# Free Git resources recommended for every web developer.

Git Handbook, Learn all the useful features of Git.

Learn Git branching

Try Git commands right from your web browser. Featuring some of your soon-to-be favorites: branch, add, commit, merge, revert, cherry-pick, rebase!


After downloading Git, now Download Git-It to your machine and you’ll get a hands-on tutorial that teaches you to use Git right from your local environment, using commands on real repositories, very great idea I think.

# Test your capabilities. 

Prepare for Interview (Questions)

Front-end Developer Interview Questions - A list of helpful front-end related questions you can use to interview potential candidates, test yourself or completely ignore.

Front End Interview Handbook - Go from zero to front end interview hero with this handbook. No prior interview experience needed.

# what to do next

1. Look for internships 

 2. Blog your Journey

 Hashnode is a great way to start a developer blog on your personal domain for free and connect with readers, it is great for intermediate developers. - DEV is a platform for developers to get together in helping one another out.

Hackernoon - Hackernoon is a tech Media Site full of useful information created by well-known developers. 

 3. Start a project

The best way to make much from your web development knowledge is to start a project, all you need is the right idea that can solve real world problems. And with that every other thing would flow in. 

# Wrapping up

If you have go through this 4,000 words article very carefully, you may have found the great value wrapped in it, most things I know since my development journey is enveloped in this article, you can support me by using the donation button on the menu bar and share this article. See ya succeeding! 

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